Fireman dies after falling from building in Jammu

JAMMU — A fireman died after falling from a four-storey building during an operation in Prem Nagar locality of Jammu.

Officials said fire tenders were rushed to the commercial-cum-residential building to douse the blaze that broke out late Friday night. During the fire-fighting operation, selection grade fireman Satish Raina slipped from the first floor of the building. He was rushed to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for treatment where doctors declared him brought dead.

Satish was posted at Shaheedi chowk fire station.

Meanwhile, Director General of Fire and Emergency Services Alok Kumar joined mourners to bid adieu to the fireman at Jagti township on the outskirts of Jammu this afternoon. He lauded Raina’s valour and said that the fireman laid down his life while performing his duties. — (PTI)